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NOTES BY. " FETLOCK."

1 have been tavored with a draiticqpy of; the Petane Racing CluVb programme for; their annual spring meeting, which 'takes" place on Tuesday; the 9th of November. . The amount of money to be given away isconsiderably in excess of any, .previously given by ..the club', and' their endeavors', I have no doubt, will be, met by. a liberal, response from horse-owners.-. .There are seven ■ events in all included ■ in . the -programme, and the adde.dihbney totals £301 ■ The following are the 'events :— Handicap Hurdle Race, of 60 soys., a,bont 2 miles ;. Maiden Plato, of 25soys;i 1J mile ; Petane ,Cur> Handicap, of ; 100 edvsl,, 1J ,mile; Selling Stakes, of- 20 sovs., 1 mile ; Prince of Wales Handicap, of 50 soys, 5 mile-;/ General Scramble Stakes, of 10 soys., once rounds Napier Breakwater Handicap, of 40 50v5.,.l n]i1e,,,,..1t wUl,.b'ffscen that' the club has "very "properly altered ihe name, of the Hack -Race "of previous pro-' , grammes ,, to -that pf,-,tho "General: -Scramble'' Stake*"' When it is takeninto, account , tlie -^class of .liprees-^mostly unnamed' or Tinknown^thorciughbreds— tliat usually competed ." in" these^eyents in! Hawke's Bay for the sake ..of-~a " pot" on tlie totalisator, I think the club has acted 1 wisely.' Under, the present conditions of; .tlie tieneral Scramble :Stakes,nt resolve's; itself into a maiden catch-weight race'fo'r' hack's, or thoroughbreds.'' " I , The 1 - Town. and Suburban Racing. Club will labor under^a'great disadvantage on; ' Wednesday next, and the financial result must .be seriously impaired by.Hie action of the Holiday Association in refusing! to grant a half-holidayito the club. It can-, not be expected that the business of the town can be suspended for every" race meeting that springs 1 iiito existence, but the' Town: and Suburban Cliib certainly have, good grounds for a concession being; made in . their case.; They ; : ;have been j established . two years,- they-' offer good, prizes for the quality of animals' they -ask to .compete, and they afford amusement' to no small a portion of the community. , It might be reasonably argued that now that the more pretentious clubs have almOiit eliminated hack races from their programmes, the and Subr urban Club fill, a useful position. : Many lovers of the sport who have a smart hack' can indulge in a -bit' of racing at a very small cost, which to some is a great con-° sideration. If I might throw out an idea I would suggest to the officers of the club ■ to hold their meetings in future on a Saturday, which is practically a ; half -holiday in Napier. „B y doing this I, anticipate the attendance would equal,, if not exceed,,' any previous meeting yet held. i Here is a gem extracted from a cbntempora'ry which certainly' should hot remain in obscurity, and for that reason I reproduce it in the hope that someone may be able to unravel the riddle. ■ It runs| as fol- : lows :— '! There is. only, one .thing] easier 'thari-tlio'niaking of ; a : handica'p, and' that is- tho .criticising of -it.; Thesejhmy not • >be my, sentiments, but I-'igather them from gome- of Hie shoddy, -'fl| road,, • where writers altogether overlook the fact that a horse,, according Jo (racing scales, improves mnch from three -to five-, yeai'dj; and vwho. 1 when conipapng. the doings of a three-year-old with' a fiye^ ;two years ago; to-day jijako no p allo\vaiices' for.theone having ■ advanced, while the other has. gone. .back." Mr' Lethcr,,tho"" >: writer who penned tlie above, compares: , the doings of, a three-year-old wi'tli a five : two years ago ; whether the five.two years ' ago -is the three-year-old ; whether the three-year-old is a five two years ago ; or which advances, and which. goes .back, the' VBlioddy,' the 'writers; tliettliree-year^old or-. 'We five twd years ago,' oiaay or either, :is not-made clean. r. . i. 'cyi .-. { <■ ■■'

> • It ■ would > seem that '< the Metropolitan rules 6f racing have 'caused a little,..unpleasantness in the .Somh ,as»well as in AVellirigton.', ; In' a, letter, to ' the fie'erei,] the secretary of tlie Oaniarii< Jockey Cliib' states' that- fast .year' his' cliib selected, the O togci Anniversary D,ay for .their', autumn ; 'meeting, but in printing the programmes an error was made,, the: 24tn 'of March appearing instead of thfc 23ril: Before"; the mistake could he-rectified tlie D.JiO.y! with. tlie full knowledge of the intention of tho Oamarii J.C.', 'issued a one!- day's •programme -for 'the;' 23rd, 'at which the highest stake given was 55 soys., winding up with a 10 , soy. Hack Race. < The Oa'marii Jockey Club have again this., year" selected- March -23rd and' 24th 'tor, ■ their autumn ! ineetirigy ' anc|-, on! snb;initting tjieirprogra'iiim'o toitlie'p.J.C. (as'Metropolitaii- CJiib.fbi" Otago) for approval, they : received* the follow-. 1 ing reply :—," That the .programmes are passed as correct as far as the rules of racingNos. 20, 21, and 22 are concerned. I . But exception is , taken to March 23rd (Anniversary Day) being selected by. jtliisr club; as the D.J.C.'joish to hold a! meet-, ing on that day. Such treatment of' a 1 hiinor club by ,'a, body like the DilnedinJockey, Cliib.is, to say the least, unsportsmanlike, and -I am certain would not receive countenance from the other metropolitan clubs of Now Zealand. .• '' : Mr S. Gardiner, of Bundoora Park; •Victoria, has had tlie misfortune to lose, his beautiful brood mare Tourmaline) ■ by Fireworks— Tlie Gem. Tourmaline' was :

bred and raced/ by Mr A, K. 'Fjnlay; of 'Gleiiofniiston, arid puypliiise^ only last year' by Mr Gardiner for 'l4o guineas; The well-known 'athlete Donald, pinnie. figured as the driver of a trotter named Lillie iir a race at Elstcrnwick Park; Victoria, 'but he omitted to go through the slight formality of weighing out, and it' is not .unlikely that an interview with'- the stowa'rds willresult. ... •. : '. '„,.'

A Victorian colt -by Riclimond—Ddiamei'e, met with his' death' in ruther a peculiar inauiier at .Cixulfield recently. Xhe cojt had been, tijjd: up on one, side just preparatory to going to exercise, and Vingliift fora few minutes he managed to get one of tl)e sticrup-irons Jn. his mouth, I{o then nlipped on (o his side and must have begun to plunge, for; when the lad rimirito' Ins ;bos"lie found that he

had' fallen ami broken his neck.* ' ; ,Mr,E, Weeks has re-sold -Navy :Blue, by Hornby— Malvina, >to Mr Horsfall for 40 gujnoas, ■■ ■ ' • j ' To-day .the rac,e,for the A. J.C. Derby is to bo run, and, as the quality of this sea- ! son's three-year-olds .is far above the average, : it , should f iirmsli mi excellent race. The' winner will • probably be installed first favorite for the blue ribbon of the Victorian turf; The Hon. 'James'. White's colt Trident is at present at the head of the betting for both Derbys, : •■, ■< < ' The/English St./.Leger Stakes was to have. )>oe» run for .on Wednesday, last, but owing to the interruption in the cable,, information of the result has not yet come to hand. Considering the splendid performances 'which' Ormpndejhns «'>owji. it can hardly bo doubted/that, he wijl win the race in questj6n,', ! and so secure the " triple crown,'" a feat which has alroady beeii accompli»hed by West Australian, Lord Lyo'u, and Gladiatour. .. .•-- --' .f ho other day preferred to the i ace ineetijig .in "America iybich lasted 10 days. It may interest I ' many of my readers to kripw. ■that (l^ing the, mrihito. . MomW Dwyer.Brqthera.wonino.less than •f*./3/ dollars, or as near as pnssible-£fIOOO, JrY stakes. This knocks the bottom out of all Australian records made at ti single.

meeting; but tlien none of ours occupy more than four days. Of the abovo sum tlio two-year-old ' Treinont won 18,310 dollars, or over £3700. Mr S. Brown came next to Dwyer Brothers with 0047 dollars. The stallion whose stock won most was Virgil, and his children appropriated over 22,000 dollars. _The Goodwood meeting, held on July 27 and 28, was a very successful one, and among the spectators were several members of the:-ltoyal:Family,-and a number of distinguished visitors.- : The principal ■i-ade son theifirst day Was the Steward's _Gj!Br...>vhich .^e^.Jio, -.Captain Machell's fonr.year-njd, Croftor, who will he best remenibered'as the Kisber— Cliopette colt, who' ran Paradox to a head for the last .Two /Thousand Guineas Stakes* Mr W. Si 'Men'zies' ; How's 'TK'at 'was! second to Crofter,- '"and" Mr L. de Rothschild's cLncerne third.i .'The Craven- Stakes on same day saw Polemic defeating the veteran Toastniaste'K 1 ' The Visitors' Plate was a win. for' Prince Soltykoffs Wise Child;. ..In the Hanj,Stakes : s'Mr Manton's" Timothy proved "victorious. The Gratwieke Stakes was -iyon'jbjr the Duke of Westminster's , Whitefriar, . defeating .the f One Thousand ' Guineas i and Oaks heroine, Miss Jummy, _whoj" although the best of the thveo ; yeai'-old' fillies, appears ' to: bo a 1 Ion" way behind the colts. In the Richmond Stakes Lord Zetland's Pangerischifftagain proveduhimself to be one of the best of the two-year-olds by defeating JFreshwaJier and.three others. The Marcli Stakes; wenfc.-.tp. R; 1 ' Peck's "' Forbidden Fruit, and the Halnake Stakes to Mr G. -Lambert's Nora." On the second day the ])icce,.de resistance^was ,the. ...Chesterfield Cup, which resulted in a victory for. Mr Childwick's-Saraband, by Muhcaster— : ffi«]ilandKiug,.with How,'s That second, and.,G,onfalbn third. •" :Sa'rai)ftrid will be |;rememhered asiii goddi two-year-old, and a'proniinentfayoritefqr theT\yo,Thousand Guineas;, in' which," 1 however," he .was : unplaced. , , .The. - ; Fendon, , ; Stakes, run on tliß 'same ,, day, -vvas won by Mr vH. „T.. Feinyick l a,,:Sduthin;..V- J ivhile in ;he Drawing-rooni Stakes; :Mr>, Douglas Baird's St.' Michael beat- three opponents. ;Mr Q.\ 'J. .Merry's' Clau'diari c proved vie- . :t6riou's-; inV- a. sweepstake.'.; The Sussex Stakes-was. appropriated by Mr> G. Lara- '. fbert's- Chelsea, beating'St/'lMirin (who rari,'ihii'd;forj,h.e',pei'l)y) ; ahd..fqur others. ■ The' Lavan't Stakes<i.wasi woa by Mr •Abihgt'on's^St. Mary, and the Drayton High WeigliKlHandicap 'jifcilr A. W. ! Merry's colt- by Bertram io'r WisdomEnigma.'-' ■ • '■ •■' ' ''•■••■vk'-. The hurdle' race mare Miss ''Agues, by ' Aii teros— Fair Agnes, has been re-named Magnesia, and is entered in that name for two events at. the Otahuhu spring meeting, to be held^on the 25th inst. "■ -Ihearltliat Mr M. Ryan's game little uiare.Amazqn.'isinifoarJto'Pigeatorious. ' The H6H.James';Wli^tes>lia%;sustained .a. very; serious loss^by'l.the^'death of his ■yearling colt Paragpn,^a:fiill. (brother to Acme; While galloping abbiifc' in the 1 Kii'kjiam paddocks he fell anjiibroke his , neck^ His breeder regarded him as the ' jbest.colt.lie lnyl^or bred, aiid it is stated 3000 guineas would hot- lioye- purchased him.'; '-'. : ';i j .-i-m-ji-\ . There fs a .probability -pi another stud being establwne.d in yicton&;_jil fact, it 'is said that establishment.is'."likely.'f6"b'e revive^... At all events Robinson Crusoe,is ; .tio;-join Cocoanut and a'.ri'uiuber of ,'m'ares which were disposed of-'a,f'tlie': : sale"of',the, Terrara stud,' arid hfiVe already 'amved'at Mari- ( by.rnong;' ] .'. r '. r „.,'," /. ' ; '; ' "' Rhbina/nqt, having proved iri J foal this season,. O'Brien has put her in work again. . 'It: is. ruiiioml. that'^lie'.'Jlon. , James .White is ,'ih .'.treaty "for' , stables "at Caulfield, and it is 'possible 'aiportion of his string may.be ■ trained[:there idnring the ispring. -It seems strangle that after having declared Ilia intention of never again racing ■'horses on 1 thatcojirsej th 6 Smiire of Kirkham should 'be" ■deßirbus'- : 'of -training his 1 . ■■ i ; / I '^'i r , ; ;», : V ?f! ' l Silvio," b'y'lzaali'4Valfoh—Moko Moko ■{half brother to' Guy Fawk'e's) who won a hack steeplechase' at? ! Wiiita'ra; Taranaki, and was. afterwords, sold for 7,0 soys, is ;norhiuat6d,'foV .the Hahdipaft Hurdle Race anil Steeplechase, aj; 'the.'.O.tah'uhu spring ' inee'ting. 'It remains'' to' be^seen, whether the son of IzaakWaUott will prqv;e as good a horse over the big jumps''as'life relative ' T.y : Be'do'uiß has ( dorieV '' ' '/ -• : " ' £ -,-. From English 'papers to hind I, see that Bendigd "had.'^an easy victory! for the -Eclipse Stakes at. SandowtfPark, and aa there lids been a large amount of interest : displayed 'over this event; 'Fcljp the following account of therace ':— * - <: ' ' ' THE ''ECLIPSE STAKES, . .Of 10;00i) sbVB net, with 'soo' soVs for the „ second ;, the, third, to'save his stake of

..-.,110 SOYS..- .11 1/ If • .- ■ •••.'.'!' Mr.H. T. Barclay's Behdigo'(T.';Catir'.riori)'./. ,'..'.'. ..:/. .'.'.;:;.:"; ';.'.'> V.. 1 .Lord. Alingtoh's.Candlemas (F.- Archer) 2 -Mv-J. Hammorid's'St. I 'Gatien (C. , 'Wood)'. '.:■.■..;,•::!. y, : i:-,. : ,, : ;:.'•!. ... 3 —Followed' by'.Fra' Diavolo/St.', Helena, Miss Juramy, . Gay Hermit/i'Braw Lass, Cataract, Martinet,' '.'Whitefriar, Pinbasket. ' '.'■ ' „',,' ;"'■■/;' ; There was a slight delay in' the saddling ami other preliminaries, and it was a few minutes alter the advertised ,time when the field emerged from' the.paddock. Lord Marcus Beresford lowered, his flag to a satisfactory start, and St. Gaticn and Martinet, being the quickest on their legs, werethe'first fo~sh'o\v" in" advance. They were followed by, Gay Hermit, Brow Lass, Fra Diavolo,'.Cataract, and Candjemas, with Bendigp ,and. Miss. f Jummy side by •'side rio'xt./justih/ advance of aw. Helena and- Wliitefriar, the whipper-in being Pinibasket.' U 'Martinet 'w&s'^the first of the leading lot to lose his place, and his fata was s.ealed when the iinal bend was made, On his retirement Cataract assumed the .command, 1 and she was followed into the straight v by Braw Lass,, ( the ,pajr being succeeded , by. F,ra'!Diav(jloi 'with' Bendigo on the outside and St. Gatien von the ,-inside, / ;"well"!clear.vofr: Candlemas, Gay • Hermit, and 'Miss Jummyy' When fairly in the line for hpme' ; Catafa'b6~atM Braw Lass was : beaten, ; and'Fra Diavolo oanie on from "Bendigo" and ~St;~Uatien, with ! Candlemas now 'heading' the remainder, ; The issue was 1 quiokly'.r'eduoed to' narrow limits, and Jtendjgo/'fov the first tlmo, showed with. the. lead. .He_waa closely .pursued by St. ' Gatien, kit, the latter s ■ efforts were 1 at' oifce seen to b'6 -futile, and ,BeiKligq romped t up the Jiill;)vitli i tho race iv hand,' an'tl scored a most popular victory 'amidstasceiie'of'iiiteiise excitement in a ,ponnno.n canter,- tjie judge's .verdict being three lengths in: his' favor. ".. At tlie'saiiie' meeting 'Afr J.-B; Harkey.'s Kingcraft ,bent /Songbird and. four others fc/the : Suffey''Juveriile Stakes Twhile the -Warren --Nursery fell -to -Mr- Osmond's Rhythm,' the 'National ■Breeders' Produce Stakes : to Lord. Savernake's ' Gallinule ; t the Selling Higlii Weiglit. ffandicap to Mr C. E. Beard's Commissionaire,', and tha ; Roval Stakes to Mr 'J.'Hamnron'd's Hedge : PHW: ;! ' '•■■•■■■■■"' yic :;;:,■;,. '.^ ;..!:••.'•£ / "■••','■■ '■-•■) — i '' SPRING MEETING. i ii i >:'.■ i ■ . ':.ii'i" — ~ — . . ■■•fj [by electric telegraph— copyright.] '■ '[SPECIAi li'.TO,.PRES1 i'.TO,.PRESS l ,'AS.'56C i IAj;|ON.] ■•fßocolvcd'Soiftbirilior 17, 10.5 p.m.) „ Sydney", Friday. Nothing important- was- dpne,at :ißaiidwick"'tb!is, I mornin>;. .vC.e'rise/ijfld Blue has improved in his going", tout Tretitoj}, who is being trained at'RamhvickfoHnq Melbourne Culv moved' ¥Wllfe¥ 's'rfre 'a'ftdi? •his. morning .spin,' and' is reported to be amiss.' The Jewel was only . out for moderate.,exercise, and Tr|deut;did a mile 'and a ! half in capital style I .' "Bohemian • went two miles at a moderate pace, and ■ Monte Ohristo did a splendid performance. Bi'avp.wentltwice'VonridJSplendidly. Lord of Hie Lake and 't4>a ()rphan.'di'd:,ttie same distance iu>comp"any, -the former finishing strongly; \ x ;i\^/h ...* LATEST BETTING. Zeno has been backed to win £2000 at 100.t0.7. Tlie Jewel is. very firm at 100 to IS. Ringmaster has been heavily backed at 100 t0.20. s - r,, ... • . '.!.'.. TIP FOE THE' DERBY^ -^ -My tip for the Derby " is with Blairgowi^e seobnd. "~ "

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